On May 5, 1961 Alan Shephard became the first American in space. Fifty years later astronauts and regular people alike are still dreaming of how that must have felt. We know that the first man in space was Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin from an earlier post here on the Space Log. Shephard volunteered as part of

Space History: 50 Years Later

Tuesday, 12 April 2011 by

Have you ever taken a trip only to ask your parents “are we there yet?” Your trip might have taken several hours or even days, depending on how far away your destination was. One very important trip that took place on this day in history lasted only 108 minutes, or 12 minutes shy of 2

The Golden Oldies

Tuesday, 29 March 2011 by

Do you enjoy riding along with your parents or grandparents in the car and singing out loud to the music on the radio? Maybe you have a favorite CD you always bring with you or your own mp3 player or iPod. Did you know that before things like iPods and CDs, people listened to music

Sir Arthur C. Clarke

Monday, 08 March 2010 by

Dear Friends of Janet’s Planet: It is written that Sir Arthur C. Clarke was a stargazer as a very young child. The 19th of March 2010 mark the 2nd year death anniversary of late Sir Arthur Clarke. It’s hard to imagine we have already made two orbits around the Sun without his presence. Of course